Claires Gourmet Fundraiser

Thank you to all of our families who participated in our fall fundraiser! We sold just under $8,000 worth of products, meaning we earned about $2,400 for our PTA. We received an addition $275 in direct donations. Unfortunately, we fell short of our fundraising goal of $5,000, so we may have to run another fundraiser in the late winter/spring.

Fall Book Fair

I am very excited to share that we sold $8,000 worth of books and other products at our Book Fair! We exceeded both our Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 totals! Thank you to the MANY MANY volunteers who made our Book Fair such a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you! A very special thank you goes out to Holly Jankowski for making it look like running the Book Fair is easy (which it definitely is NOT!). Because our Claire’s Gourmet fundraiser fell short of our $5,000 goal, we opted to take our Book Fair profits in cash ($1,900) rather than saving it in Scholastic Dollars.

PTA Meeting – November 18th

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 18th and 6:30pm in the Media Center. After we cover some PTA business, we will open the floor for a special guest speaker to discuss bullying in elementary schools. We hope you can join us for this very interesting and relevant presentation. As always, free child care will be provided by Bar-T in the cafeteria.

Dining In Night

On Tuesday Nov. 25th and Wednesday, Nov. 26th take a break from your Thanksgiving preparations and order some dinner from Papa John’s! You will need to save your receipt and send it back into the school, attention PTA. We will then gather all the receipts and turn them over to Papa John’s to receive a portion of the night’s sales. Use this flyer for


We are thrilled to report that we are up to 212 members! That’s our highest membership total ever! But we know there are still many families who are not part of the PTA. We want to be sure that our membership is as diverse as our community, so if you haven’t done so already, consider joining today! JOIN ONLINE through PayPal! Your support means a lot and your membership dues help fund a wide range of classroom resources and activities! By becoming a PTA member, you will:

2014-2015 PTA Exec Board

Sarah Barrett, President. email: sarahfbarrett@msn.com. phone: 301-452-7104

Holly Jankowski, Vice President. email: hollyjankowski@gmail.com

Eliane Bartholazzi, Treasurer. email: beliane@hotmail.com. phone: 301-972-6697

Marianna Kasprzak, Secretary. email: marianna.kasprzak@gmail.com

Minutes from 2014-15 PTA meetings can be found by the following links:

(No October Meeting)